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Oh Dr Beeching

By peterjay80
Once the trains stopped here right at the hotel platform. Yesterday's distant home" is just to the right of where I'm standing to take this shot. Memories of a bygone day.

Tags: Architecture forgotten railways

Voters: cats_123, RobertTurley, bluesandtwos and 13 more


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cats_123 Plus
14 4.9k 28 Northern Ireland
13 Jan 2018 10:37AM
I hear they are talking about reopening some of the old lines..such a short sighted policy of its day 😥

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Let's hope Smile
bluesandtwos 8 346 1 England
13 Jan 2018 11:17AM

Quote:Let's hope Smile

Agreed!!!

Where was this taken?

Dave
North Devon
JuBarney 7 26 3 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2018 11:58AM
How wonderful to be able to access the train on your doorstep.
I guess it is a hotel no more - looking at the weeds, but a lovely old building.
Ju
dudler Plus
15 733 1398 England
13 Jan 2018 1:22PM
So convenient - though maybe a little noisy early in the morning when the milk train passed?
13 Jan 2018 1:46PM
When Butcher Beeching made his case for closing hundreds of miles of track he was a major shareholder in a company called.....
TARMAC. Coincidence?
Cheers
Alan
djh698 14 5.6k 6 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2018 11:03PM
good bit of history
13 Jan 2018 11:26PM
SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
17 Jan 2018 12:05PM
I do believe this is Bideford, North Devon. in which case, this is the rear of The Royal Hotel on what is now The Tarka Trail, originally the railway line from Exeter to Barnstaple. Good pic.

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